Most mountains are observed and appreciated because of their grandeur, among other obvious characteristics.
Some mountains can exhibit their own peculiar personality that people around the world find charming.
When you gaze at the silent peaks coexisting with nature, a sense of serenity washes over most of us. In addition to height, location, and other characteristics used to describe mountains, color may be one of them. When gazing at Rainbow Mountain in Peru, you will most definitely see exactly why it received that name and wonder how something so out-of-this-world could even exist.
What is Rainbow Mountain? Vinicunca, or Rainbow Mountain, is a place near Cuzco, Peru. These mountains are formed from colorful sediment that gives it the unique range of colors. This area has become increasingly popular among the tourism sector, and its popularity will only continue to rise.
So how do you get there?
You will have to board a vehicle to reach this destination from Cuzco, and once there, it takes six hours on average to reach the top! Can you imagine the feeling of finally reaching the peak?
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What are our recommendations for this trip?
We recommend staying the night in Cuzco, take in the sights and sounds, and then head out from your hotel early the next day. Round trips to and from the mountain price anywhere between $50 – $200, which include either half or full day packages. Bring food and water with you, although you can expect snacks to be sold by small vendors.
Altitude sickness can play a role in any ascent, so make sure you acclimatize before you venture to this area. If you intend to stay the night in the area, make sure to pack warm clothes, as it can get very cold at night.
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Anything else you should know?
As tourism continues to increase in Peru, it is important to experience everything you can before restrictions are put into place. Machu Picchu has a history of administering restrictions, even doing so recently, so to experience some of these attractions in the fullest capacity possible, plan your trips soon!
Check out awesome drone footage of the mountains to really get you siked!
Once you accomplish the feat of reaching the top, take in everything. Don’t bury yourself in a camera or smartphone for more than a few moments, because most groups will only spend 30 to 40 minutes at the top. There also isn’t too much to do around the immediate area, so expect to dedicate your time to this mountain.
I have always fancied the idea of one day climbing a mountain, but that can be a very costly hobby. A great perk about Rainbow Mountain is that when you pay for a round trip, the necessary equipment is often included.
I guarantee once you start your ascent, you’ll be swept up in the unique adventure. Don’t forget to take some pictures and tell us how your trip went!
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